Why you should check out this week’s new album
In a few months, The Fader will be celebrating its 25th anniversary.
But the band that began as a DIY, garage rock band, will soon be celebrating a major milestone: releasing their new album, The Album.
We caught up with bassist and singer-guitarist Mark “Mark” Pritchard to learn more about the album and what fans can expect from it.
First off, how did the idea to work with The Faders come about?
We got into recording a lot of records for other bands and recording them as well.
We wanted to have some fun, so we recorded this record.
Mark and I went into a recording studio and recorded a couple of songs.
We went to some of the coolest spots in the world, we recorded them, and then it was time to put it out.
We recorded in our own studio, and we got a lot more creative.
We had a lot fun recording the songs.
Some of the songs were about our personal lives and our families and how we were dealing with some of these things, and it just seemed like a great time to do it.
I think we had a really good time.
How did you guys go about choosing the album’s cover art?
I think the artwork for the album was based on a real scene from our life.
We were just trying to be as honest as we could with our feelings, and there were certain themes that we really felt were appropriate to a band that had been around for so long.
We also had a bunch of ideas of what the album would look like, and the idea of a band with our name on it was really cool.
You can see the artwork on the band’s website, so you can go look at it yourself.
The music is also based on an actual scene from the band, and you can hear us singing along to it.
What kind of cover art are you working on?
We had a few ideas, and they just kind of evolved.
I had a couple ideas of using our logo on the cover, but that wasn’t really good.
I didn’t like it either, because I think it kind of reminded us of The Fades.
We had the logo that was supposed to be on the back of the jacket, but it was not going to work.
So I just went with something that was more natural.
So that’s where I got the idea for our album cover.
I wanted to make it more like The Fade album cover, because the album covers were based on real-life scenes from our lives.
We have some of our old friends from the Fades, and so I just wanted to use them.
We just thought that was cool.
Are there any specific moments in the album that you wanted to explore or put a spotlight on?
One of the highlights of the album is the first song, “Tales of a Girl in the City.”
The band recorded that in our apartment in the ’90s.
I remember sitting there and thinking, “Wow, I’ve never been so happy.”
I think when we recorded that, we didn’t even know we were going to make a record.
I’m not sure how many people have heard of The L.A. Times and heard about the L.a.
Police Department, so that was really exciting to hear.
It just felt really personal to me.
It’s a song that we’ve written for a while now, and I wanted it to be the first one that we released.
And it was.
So we just wanted it out there, but with some really beautiful songs.
Is that a bad thing?
I’m happy to be honest, because that’s what it’s supposed to sound like.
When I’m writing, I want it to sound real, but when I hear that album cover in the car, I feel like I’m listening to a record that’s been around a long time.
I think the songs are really emotional.
I can’t wait to hear some of them.
Is there anything you’d like to share about the record that you can’t?
We’re pretty much done with recording the record.
The last few songs are still in the can.
But I can tell you right now that we’re really happy with the way things are going.
We’ve had so much fun doing it, and people have been asking for more music.
We’re still trying to get out more material and write some more material, but we’re trying to push ourselves as much as we can.
And we want to be releasing albums every year, and that’s the only thing we can do.